Mr. Edwin Long, 97, of Winder, GA., passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Barrow Campus.
Graveside services will be held on Sunday January 17, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery. Reverend Charles Shadburn will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday January 17, 2021 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Born on June 8, 1923 in Gainesville (Hall County), he was the son of the late William Otis and Eva Benefield Long. He was a self-employed carpenter after working for General Motors for a number of years. Mr. Long was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Long is preceded in death by his son, Joseph Edwin Long; stepsons, Keith Chadwick, Dennis Chadwick; brothers, Wilmer Long, Jack Long, Burchal Long; sister, Nell Vanderford and granddaughter, Kristy Long.
Mr. Long is survived by his wife of 48 years, Effie Mayhue Long of Winder; daughter and son in law, Michelle Long Kemp (Robby) of Braselton; step daughter and husband, Kay Guffin (Randal) of Winder; brother, Darrell Long (Teri) of Chestnut Mountain; grandchildren, Dusty Gooch, Kai Kemp (Tiffany), Kayli Kemp Perkins, Michael Guffin (Ashley), Alanna Guffin Kilpatrick (Brian), Tracy Long, Shane Long; great grandchildren, Tiana Gooch, Hailey Kemp, Ryker Kemp, Brentley Perkins, Bayli Perkins, Brynna Perkins, Easton Guffin, Jackson Kilpatrick and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements.